Category Archives: rockfishing

Bonanza Salmon

A man and woman smile while holding a salmon each, on a fishing boat

Salmon season opened with a bang, or should I say big “yahoo” as fish came flying over the rail. The bite may not stay hot for long, but the number of salmon, of varying sizes, is a very encouraging sign for not just this season, but next couple years.

Currently the fish are working offshore krill, but it won’t be long before they nose toward the coast making the run much easier. The Argo has a few potential open salmon dates remaining in June, but mostly we’re pre-booked on half days into July. This limits us to bay fishing.

Bay fishing continues to extend from very good to excellent most days. It’s been a consistent mix of halibut and striped bass with either species topping the list often depending on the tide. Either way, generally a good amount of bites and opportunities throughout each session. I expect this activity to continue well into July.

Local rockfish and lingcod will work their way into the mix soon. The ocean swell has still not quite come down to optimum levels, and salmon are getting all the glory, but rockfish are going to be a very viable catch soon.

The one remaining open weekend day for Argo Sport Fishing in June is this coming Saturday, June 30. July still has a few open weekend dates available, although they are primarily reserved for charters; there are some spaces with a shared boat.


Extra Special Bass

(May 17, 2018 newsletter) — Like the bay breeze, fishing success has seen its ups and downs this month. The highlight to date is a hefty white seabass weighing 65 pounds. For some unexplained reason more than the usual scattering of these prized fish are popping up in the bay this spring. Running across themContinue Reading

Big Water Crabbing

(Originally written for 11-2-2016 newsletter) Now that the salmon door is padlocked it’s time to look elsewhere for our ocean fare. That would be on the bottom where dungeness crab and various species of rockfish roam. Starting Saturday is the opening of crab season with prime time being the first couple weeks. Crabs have beenContinue Reading

Fall Fashion

In the past few weeks the Argo has been all over the chart. Running along the Marin coast for salmon and rockfish; up the bay for striped bass and halibut, and down bay to battle leopard sharks and other toothy bottom dwellers…Next week we’re heading west to the Farallon Islands. Most interest has been placedContinue Reading